Parents mocked online for calling their baby daughter KVIIIlyn

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Baby names are hard to choose, and this one is interesting to say the least (but no judgement on our part).

Parents go through baby books, name their children after loved ones or celebrities and struggle to find something unique enough that it won’t become a common name in a few years’ time.

But we doubt Jessica Mavis will have that problem with the name she has given to her daughter, KVIIIlyn – which includes roman numerals.

Just in case you aren’t sure which roman numerals are which, the name is pronounced ‘Kaitlyn’ – since VIII means eight.

Jessica wrote into That’s Life magazine to explain why she chose the name.

She said: ‘I’ve always loved the name Kaitlyn but hated how popular it was.

‘So when I found out I was having a girl, my husband suggested we replace the ‘ait’ with the Roman numberal symbol for eight!

‘Now our daughter is truly unique.’

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People have mocked the parents online, with some calling Jessica and her husband ‘morons’.

A That’s Life reader shared a screenshot of the story to Facebook, and it has received more than 6,000 comments.

One person called the name ‘weird’ and added that they reckon the child will ‘grow up to hate’ her parents.

The barrage continued; another user said it was the ‘worst name’, while someone else wrote: ‘Poor kid, what will she do when she grows up and finds out her parents are morons.’

‘They are idiots and their child will be the one suffering with this until she’s old enough to change her name….huge parenting fail!,’ said another.

Of course, it’s up to a parent what they name their baby and that should be respected – but is this name a little too unique?

What do you think?

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